Landschulheim Herrlingen Collection
Scope and Content Note
Only one folder in Series I holds materials pertaining to the school’s original form, namely circulars of school director Anna Essinger to the pupils' parents, 1928-1932.
Series II holds photocopies of original documents, describing in some detail the plans, ideas and ultimately the experiences of teaching Jewish children under the growing weight of racism and persecution. Also included are annual reports, 1934-1937.
Series III shows an incomplete array of publications (all copies) issued by the school, including ‘Herrlinger-Leben’ and one issue of ‘Chayenu’, dedicated to Martin Buber.
Clippings and publications in Series IV provide additional information.
- Majority of material found within 1933-1938
- Landschulheim Herrlingen (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
The boarding school ‘Landschulheim Herrlingen’ was founded in 1926 by Anna Essinger. In 1933 the school was transformed into a boarding school for Jewish children only under the leadership of the German teacher Hugo Rosenthal (1887-1980), who had lived in Haifa 1924-1929. The school existed until 1939, when it was turned into a Jewish old age home.
Anna Essinger - the school’s original director – moved to England in 1933 and founded ‘Landschulheim New-Herrlingen’ at Bunce Court in Kent, England, which existed until 1948. In 1970, two schools in Ulm were merged and renamed in honor of Anna Essinger.
The collection contains various original and copied materials pertaining to the boarding school ‘Landschulheim Herrlingen’, both from the period of its original, general clientele, 1926-1933, as well as from its Jewish form under Nazi rule.
The collection is arranged into four series.
The photocopied material pertaining to the school’s story under Nazi rule had been erroneously attached to Ulrich Seemüller’s manuscript about the Jewish old age home Herrlingen, and was placed with this collection at the time of its digital processing.
- Inventory of the Landschulheim Herrlingen Collection, 1928-1996; bulk: 1933-1938 AR 4686
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.
- June 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.